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Kenya’s shortcomings in Tokyo and Hong Kong 2014

On the way to the semi-finals of the 2009 Rugby sevens world cup , Kenya eliminated Fiji in the quarter finals. That win seems very distant now as the last few meetings between Kenya and Fiji has resulted in comprehensive … Continue reading

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KRFU must not let Kisumu RFC fall apart

Kisumu RFC was formed in 1982 and has thus been in existence for over 30 years. For most of those years however, the club did not feature in top flight rugby and was hardly a factor. In fact Kisumu RFC … Continue reading

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Where Kenya came up short at the 2014 USA sevens

Exactly 10 years ago, team Kenya participated in the first ever USA sevens. That tournament was held in Carson California. On that occasion, Kenya overcame first day jitters and put up a good performance on day 2 to reach the … Continue reading

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Video profile: Emily Woods: American rugby player for Kenya Lioness

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Daniel Adongo’s unlikely NFL journey begins

  On Sunday December 8, Kenya’s rugby phenom, Daniel Adongo played in his first game ever in America’s National Football League. It was yet another step in an unlikely journey that has taken Adongo from Kenya Harlequins Junior team in … Continue reading

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A review of Kenya at the 2013 Dubai sevens

Against South Africa, Kenya were 14-0 down before they even touched the ball. In fact South Africa had completed 16 passes before Kenya completed any. The culprit was Kenya’s inability to gain possession in line-outs. Nevertheless Kenya found their footing … Continue reading

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Some positives out of Kenya’s Tri Nations campaign

  Kenya ended their 2013 campaign on a disappointing note , giving up a halftime lead to loose by 20 points to Namibia. This after they had lost 14-29 to Zimbabwe two days earlier. Kenya had been riding cloud nine … Continue reading

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Rugby has officially officially taken hold in Nairobi Eastlands

On October 26 2013, Ofafa Jericho secondary school astonished the rugby world by winning the Impala Floodlit schools tournament schools category. It was a shock victory because no one expected the upstart school from Eastlands to win against traditional rugby … Continue reading

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A review of Kenya at the 2013 Gold Coast sevens

Kenya picked up 12 points at the 2013 Gold Coast sevens thanks to impressive wins over Tonga, USA and Wales. However there is much room for improvement as Kenya looked listless against the top teams specifically New Zealand and Fiji. … Continue reading

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Safari sevens a sign of good things to come

Shujaa’s convincing 6 try romp over the Renegades of Australia as well 3rd place finish for Kenya’s second team, the Morans is a pointer to good things to come for Kenya in the 2013-2014 IRB sevens season. Some may point … Continue reading

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